A Winning Track Record

The Trial Advocacy Division

Each year, the Trial Advocacy Division sends many competitive teams to some of the most prestigious competitions across the country. Members of the Trial Advocacy Division comprise a four-member team and compete in simulated full trial competitions against other schools. Students develop case theories and craft motions in limine, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments. Competitors have a unique opportunity to think on their feet while making objections to evidence and responding to objections from adversaries while implementing the Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure. Competitors spend a considerable amount of time preparing for competition by engaging in "practice trials". Teams are aided by faculty and student coaches, who provide critique and assistance in preparing for trial.

Members in the Trial Advocacy Division truly excel in the art of oral argument and persuasion. Trial Advocacy Division members win awards every year, and have consistently placed in the quarter-final, semi-final, and final rounds in regional and national competitions.

Selection to the Trial Advocacy Division: The Intramural Trial Advocacy Competition
 
The Trial Advocacy Division of the Moot Court Honor Society invites all 1L, 2L and 3P students to participate in the Intramural Trial Competition in the Spring semester. From this competition, the Trial Division selects new members to join the Society and compete the following year in competitions around the country.

The Intramural Trial Competition consists of two rounds. In each round, a student must deliver an opening statement and conduct the cross examination of a witness portrayed by a current member of the Society. Students are provided with a Trial Record one week prior to the first round and are assigned to either the prosecution or the defense and assigned the witness they will cross-examine.

Current members of the Trial Advocacy Division judge students participating in the Intramural Trial Competition. Judges look for competitors that manifest a basic familiarity with the content and purpose of an opening statement and cross-examination and who are able to advocate with confidence and conviction. Chosen Society members demonstrate the fundamentals of opening statements and cross-examinations in a workshop prior to the competition.

Experience Moot Court Trials Ad Division Demonstration

Have questions? We have answers.

Brooklyn Law School
Moot Court Honor Society

One Boerum Place
Telephone: (718) 780-7970
Fax: (718) 532-2227
Email: moot.court@brooklaw.edu

Registration Materials
2014 Letterhead Registration Letter
Tentative Schedule
Registration Form
Rules
Brief Certification Form

Briefs
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Documents from Past Prince Competitions
2013 Final Prince Record
2012 Final Prince Record
2012 Best Brief
2011 Final Prince Record
2010 Final Prince Record
2009 Best Brief

News about Past Prince Competitions
Read more about the 2013 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2012 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2011 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2010 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2009 Prince Competition.

2013-2014 Moot Court Honor Society